Shortlist, a San Francisco, CA-based freelancer collaboration platform, raised $1.5m in seed funding.
The round was led by Impulse VC, FundersClub, Alchemist Accelerators, and angel investors, including Cisco’s VP of Innovation Maciej Kranz.
The company, has raised a total of $2.3m after completing the Alchemist Accelerator program, which focuses on B2B companies, intends to use the funds to enhance its payment and tax offerings and to continue expanding its sales and marketing team at its San Francisco HQ.
Led by founders Martin Konrad and Joey Frasier, Shortlist offers a platform and related services which allow companies to use a single dashboard to view, organize, automate, and manage a large network of external talent. The solution automates the entire process of managing a large pool of contractors, freelancers, and vendors, from on-boarding new workers to organizing tasks and projects, services procurement, and payments and tax forms.
Shortlist is currently free for companies with fewer than 100 users and 1,000 freelancers, and the paid version includes features such as payments and tax forms, RFP/RFx/eSourcing, single sign-on, analytics tools, and background checks.
Over 25,000 users include Publicis Groupe, CBRE, Hays, Roche, AKQA, and Western Governors University use the platform.
The company has 15 employees.